CITY OF EL PASO GOVERNMENT
The El Paso City Council possesses a focused understanding of its role in supporting economic growth. Its leadership has stimulated business through incentives that include grants, rebates and tax advantages. The Borderplex Alliance has developed solid working relationships with government leaders that can have an impact on the successful implementation of your operation, and can gain ready access to these leaders.
The city of El Paso operates under a council-manager form of government. This system combines the strong political leadership of elected officials, in the form of eight council members, with the strong managerial experience of an appointed local government manager to carry out its directives and oversee the delivery of public services.
The mayor and council members serve staggered four-year terms. El Paso is the largest U.S. city to adopt this government type, forging a new path for the municipality to follow.
For more information, visit the City of El Paso website.
- Mayor Oscar Leeser
- City Manager Tomás "Tommy" Gonzalez
- District 1 — Peter Svarzbein
- District 2 — Larry E. Romero
- District 3 — Emma Acosta
- District 4 — Carl L. Robinson
- District 5 —Dr. Michiel Noe
- District 6 — Claudia Ordaz
- District 7 — Lily Limón
- District 8 — Cortney Niland
El Paso County Government
The Commissioners Court is at the heart of county government. Voters in each precinct elect a county commissioner every four years to represent them. By state statute, El Paso County has four electoral precincts. The county judge is elected countywide for the same term as commissioner and presides over the Commissioners Court, which meets every week.
The court conducts the general business of the county, including all financial matters. To prevent abuses, the county constitution established a strong system of checks and balances by creating other elective offices in each county. Voters in each precinct elect county attorneys, county and district clerks, county treasurers, sheriffs, tax assessor-collectors, justices of the peace and constables. Counties also have an auditor appointed by the district courts. For more information, please visit the El Paso County website.
- Commissioner Precinct 1 — Carlos Leon
- Commissioner Precinct 2 — David Stout
- Commissioner Precinct 3 — Vincent Perez
- Commissioner Precinct 4 — Andrew Haggerty
County Judge Veronica Escobar